Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2758

Full Length Research Paper

Alleviation of depression in teenagers using light-sound technology

Poonam Dhaka1, V. L. Chouhan2,3 and Dharm Singh4*
1College of Home Science, MaharanaPratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, 313003, India. 2Department of Psychology, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, 313003, India. 36-B, Sahelionki Bari, Udaipur, 313 001, India. 4College of Technology and Engineering, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur 313003, India.
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  •  Accepted: 25 June 2013
  •  Published: 11 August 2013

Abstract

Teenage years are a time of rapid psychological transition from child to adult. The myth of universal teenage turmoil must not cloud professional judgment to the point that teenagers are not treated seriously. Today Light and Sound Stimulation are very much effective for the teenage to stimulate the connative aspect and decrease depression of an individual. The study highlights research about the effect of light and sound stimulation to alleviate depression in teenagers. A Sample of 120 students was selected from teenage group that is, 13 to 19 years of both sexes belonging to middle socio-economic status by purposive random sampling technique. The experimental conditions were further divided into three experimental groups and were administered three different treatments that is, sound, light and light-sound through mind power music and mind machines. Pre and post treatment tests were administered to all subjects, using the self-rating Depression Scale as the dependent variable. Independent ‘t’ statistic at the 0.01 level revealed a significant difference in the mean pre and post scores of the experimental and control groups. The finding of the present study reveals that after giving light-sound stimulation to the teenagers showed alleviation in depression.

 

Key words: Light-sound stimulation, audio-visual stimulation, frequency stimulation, mind power techniques.